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Report shows anger rampant on roads

Ohio residents are undoubtedly aware of the multitude of dangers that they will face when out on the road. Along with the common reasons why there might be an auto accident, the increased use of technology and other relatively new factors that could lead to distraction are making it riskier to be driving each and every day. However, there is one factor that has always been common and that is drivers who are angry and aggressive on the road. While research is seeking reasons for this and methods to put a stop to it, it will always place people in jeopardy, potentially cause a crash and lead to injuries and death.

Compensation may be available for lengthy medical treatment

If someone is injured in a car accident, the most common type of injuries Ohio residents think of are brain injuries, broken bones and, in some instances, whiplash injuries. Many people probably do not think of burn injuries. However, burn injuries and scars are common. Scars can result from whiplashes, road rashes and even from side or front mirrors. While bones may mend, scars can serve as a permanent reminder for accident victims about the trauma they have suffered in the car accident.

What happens after a hit-and-run crash?

When drivers get behind the wheel of their car, they expect to follow all traffic safety regulations, drive carefully and arrive home safely. This is not, however, always the case-though one of the most common activities people across the country engage in, it is also one of the most dangerous as many people lose their lives in tragic car crashes. Though nothing can replace the loss an Ohio resident has suffered when they lose someone in an accident, they can hold someone accountable through a personal injury lawsuit and gain compensation that can cover many of the expenses suddenly coming their way. But what happens when the other party, the party that caused the accident, has fled from the scene of the accident?

New study equates drowsy and drunk driving

Due to the awareness campaigns launched against drinking and driving, many Ohio residents are aware of the dangers of getting behind the wheel intoxicated. However, many people do not think twice before getting behind the wheel while drowsy, even though a new report suggests that drowsy drivers' reaction times are just as bad as drunk drivers.

Fighting for justice in hit-and-run accidents

Ohio residents who have lost someone in a fatal accident may be aware that it is possible to hold the negligent driver who caused the accident criminally and civilly liable. Criminal liability means criminal charges and possible jail time whereas civil liability could mean financial compensation for the family members. Though nothing can replace the loss they have suffered, compensation could help grieving family members with financial costs associated with losing a loved one-funeral expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and loss of consortium. But what happens when the accident is a hit and run one, as mentioned in last week's blog post-how can a missing driver be held responsible for their negligent behavior?

The link between age and car crashes

Though, driving is an activity that many people engage in across the country on a daily basis, it is a skill that is honed with age and experience. Driving on the road requires attention to changing road conditions, the ability to react quickly to other drivers and alertness. Therefore, someone who has been driving for 10 years may be a better driver than someone who has been only driving for 10 months.

How do I start a personal injury lawsuit?

Though most Ohio drivers may do their best to drive safely on the road, the sad reality is that car crashes happen daily on the roads. Drivers and their passengers may get injured in the accident and some may even lose their lives due to the catastrophic injuries sustained in the accident. While it may not be on their mind at that time, accident victims and their loved ones may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident. The question family members and victims may have is, how does one start a lawsuit?

Possible compensation for drunk driving accidents

When an Ohio resident leaves their house in the morning, be it for work or to run an errand, they say goodbye to their loved ones under the assumption that they will return home soon. When they do not return due to a tragic accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, family members may strive to come to terms with their loss. When they learn their loved one was hit by a drunk driver, it is even more frustrating-a drunk driving accident is one that is completely avoidable had the driver not gotten behind the wheel intoxicated.

Statute of limitations for injuries in accident

Accidents happen unexpectedly and can impact those involved in various ways. When someone has been involved in a car accident, especially one that involves catastrophic injuries, the last thing that might be on their mind is holding the negligent party responsible for their actions. When someone has lost a loved one in a fatal accident, they may be grieving and coming to terms with their loss and dealing with the fallout of the accident-accountability may not come to mind. But the truth is that if accident victims or their family members want to hold the reckless party responsible, they may have to act fast.

Pain and suffering in a personal injury lawsuit

Ohio residents familiar with this blog may have heard of the term "pain and suffering" in connection with the damages that can be sought in a personal injury case involving an accident with a car or a truck. But when it comes to pain and suffering, people may be confused as to what it encompasses. This is because it is usually easier to calculate a figure for medical expenses based on the hospital bills, but it is more difficult to estimate the distress an accident causes.

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